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Roughly Speaking: Newsroom Edition, episode 15:
In a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1, Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan cruised to a second term last November, boasting a “purple” platform and prior record of leading with bipartisanship. The second Republican in state history to win reelection, Hogan even mulled a presidential run, seeking to provide a more moderate contrast to President Donald Trump in 2020.
But despite the governor’s pledges on the campaign trail to remain a unifying force in Annapolis, Hogan sparked outcry from Democrats last week as he announced he would not release $245 million that the legislature put into the state budget for programs and projects including school construction, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and summer jobs for city youth.